Native prairie, savanna, and an open woodland predominate in this small tract within the municipal boundaries of Windsor. The nature reserve is the largest protected remnant of native prairie in Ontario (it is thought that prairies once covered large sections of Ontario's west and southwest.) Recognized in the 1970s as an important natural area, Ojibway Prairie was established as a nature reserve in co-operation with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Windsor. The city operates a municipal park and visitor centre adjacent to the nature reserve. Trails, nature education and heritage appreciation activities take place during the summer months.